World Triathlon

2020 Yearbook

Digital magazines from the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the World Triathlon Series

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MIXED RELAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Team France make it three in a row Nineteen teams took to the start line for the 2020 Mixed Relay World Championships, and though they may not have had the previous day's World Champion Vincent Luis taking on his customary anchor leg, Dorian Coninx clearly enjoyed stepping up to bring home the gold after Leonie Periault, Leo Bergere and Cassandre Beaugrand had played their parts in another famous French win. "Last year I had a crazy sprint finish with Alex Yee and I wanted to avoid that as best I could. We always give it our all, four athletes racing together even though it's not always the same ones. I think it's important we can all go out in any place and just before we start can decide who races where." The strength in depth of the squad on the biggest stage once gain suggested they will be the ones to watch in Tokyo for the Mixed Team Relay's Olympic debut in August. "To win, we accept to lose", said French coach Benjamin Maze, as he tested out a new-look line up. The enviable position of such a selection headache shows no sign of diminishing any time soon. 21 contents

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